Goan Beef Curry

    45 mins

    The same recipe can be used for making Lamb as well. It goes well with some crusty bread or with peas pulav.

    New Jersey, United States
    28 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1/2 kg Beef/ lamb
    • 6 Red Kashmiri Chillies
    • 4 Peppercorns
    • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
    • 3 Cardamon /Elaichi
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon Corriander seeds
    • 6 Cloves Garlic
    • 1 inch piece Ginger
    • 1 Large onion chopped
    • 1 Tomato chopped
    • 2 Potatoes cleaned and cubed
    • Handful of Green Beans sliced on the slant
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Tumeric Powder
    • 1/4 Cup Tamarind Juice
    • 1 sprig of Curry Leaves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Boil the beef with some salt and cut it into cubes. Set aside the stock in which the beef was boiled.
    2. Dry roast the chillies and all the spices on a tawa. Grind together the roasted spices, chillies, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
    3. In a pot put in 2 tablespoons of oil or ghee and put in the curry leaves and chopped onions and fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add the ground masala and mix well. Then add the meat cubes and the water or stock. Bring to a boil.
    4. When boiled put in the tumeric powder, potatoes, chopped tomatoes, green beans and salt. Cover and simmer till the potatoes are cooked. Lastly add the tamarind juice stir and serve hot with pulao or white rice.


    Use a good garam masala instead of grinding all the spices and add tomato puree to give it a thick gravy.

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    Very Good.... Perfect to my taste...! Thanks Louella  -  03 Dec 2013


    Really nice and easy to make, tastes great. I used coconut oil and tamarind paste two teaspoons instead.  -  03 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)